Islam

Gay Muslims Pack a Dance Floor of Their Own

January 1, 2008

Author: NICHOLAS KULISH

Source: The New York Times/Berlin Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/world/europe/01berlin.html

Six men whirled faster and faster in the center of the nightclub, arms slung over one another’s shoulders, performing a traditional circle dance popular in Turkey and the Middle East. Nothing unusual given the German capital’s large Muslim population.

But most of the people filling the dance...

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Muslim Group Irked by Columnist's Book

December 31, 2007

Author: Barry Brown

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071231/FOREIGN/971280818/1001

A Muslim group is suing Canada's leading national newsweekly for the right of rebuttal because it published excerpts warning of high Muslim birthrates in the book "America Alone," by syndicated columnist Mark Steyn.

The Canadian Islamic Congress filed complaints...

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Protest by Stranded Gaza Pilgrims

December 31, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7166042.stm

More than 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims stranded in Egypt have held protests after they were blocked from travelling through a border crossing to Gaza. The pilgrims broke windows and started fires to protest against the decision to move them to a temporary camp.

Israel has insisted that the pilgrims must return to the Gaza Strip through a crossing that it...

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Malaysia Renews Catholic Newspaper's Permit: Media

December 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071231/media_nm/malaysia_religion_dc

Malaysia has renewed the publishing permit of a Catholic newspaper, reversing an earlier ban forbidding non-Muslims from using the word Allah after the move stoked fears of a rise in hardline Islam.

The government had earlier ruled that the term Allah -- long used...

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Charities Enjoy Muslim Holy Day Tradition of Sacrifice

December 29, 2007

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071229/LIFESTYLE04/712290334/1041/LIFESTYLE04

At a time of acute need, local food banks and soup kitchens say the tradition of Muslims donating meat from sheep or lambs sacrificed for the holy day Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of Sacrifice -- is particularly welcome this year.

Muslims in Metro Detroit...

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A New, Younger Jihadi Threat Emerges

December 28, 2007

Author: Marc Perelman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1228/p06s02-wome.html

With a greeting that was as telling as it was macabre, Imane Laghriss dropped her satchel on the table of a trendy coffee shop here recently.

"It's stuffed with explosives, watch out!" snapped the young woman, echoing the grim humor commonly heard among Moroccan teenagers. But Ms. Laghriss's remark carried with it a degree of...

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"Treating Christmas with Respect," a Commentary by Abdul Malik Mujahid

December 24, 2007

Author: Abdul Malik Mujahid

Source: The American Muslim

http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/treating_christmas_with_respect1/0015318

Christmas is an annual Christian religious holiday commemorating the birth of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him. For many Muslims who even do not celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, it becomes an issue of what stand they...

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Muslims Warm to Christmas Spirit

December 24, 2007

Author: Catherine Jun

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071224/LIFESTYLE04/712240346/1041/LIFESTYLE04

NORTHVILLE -- For years, Malik Ankouny's parents took great pains to make it look as if Santa had descended on their house on Christmas Eve. They took bites out of carrots set out for Santa's reindeer and drew sleigh tracks in the snow with a hockey stick. In this...

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Questions About Allah? Billboard May Help

December 23, 2007

Author: ANN MARIE SOMMA

Source: The Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-ctislam1223.artdec23,0,929090.story

Drivers traveling west on I-84 are invited to turn east — toward Mecca.

A billboard promoting Islam near the Cheshire exit, and only a short distance from the construction of what will be the largest mosque in the state, encourages drivers to call a toll-free number to learn about the world's second...

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Mutual Funds' Founder Pays Heed to Islamic Tenets

December 23, 2007

Author: Mark Schwanhausser

Source: The Mercury News

https://register.medianewsgroup.com/reg/login.htm?url=http://www.mercurynews.com/markets/ci_7792520?nclick_check=1

Nicholas Kaiser founded Saturna Capital in 1984 after being approached by Muslim investors looking to invest without violating Islamic teachings.

It's probably hard for most Americans to imagine a financial world...

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SSS Arrests Undergraduate for Mutilating Qur'an

December 22, 2007

Author: Isa Umar Gusau

Source: allAfrica.com/Daily Trust

http://allafrica.com/stories/200712240165.html

An undergraduate of Islamic Studies at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, has been arrested by men of the State Security Service, SSS, for allegedly spreading torn and desecrated copies of the Holy Qur'an around the university campus.

The Public Relations Officer of the University, Alhaji Ahmed said the student's motive may be to incite...

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Judge Frees Imam to Fight Deportation

December 20, 2007

Author: SEAN D. HAMILL

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/us/20muslim.html?_r=3&ref=us&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

YORK, Pa. — An immigration judge here released an Islamic leader from Pittsburgh on $5,000 bond on Wednesday while he fights an effort to deport him to Turkey after having lived in the United States for 19 years.

The case of the imam, Kadir...

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